Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
is having a contest. The prize one of her hand made rings...Be sure to check it out and make sure you say I sent you.......
(picture from Rhonda's page)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Funny you should ask such a question. It is actually my husband. He views knitting as a waste of time and begged me to never make him anything as tacky as a knitted object. It is not just my knitting it is even hand knitted stuff by flawless knitters. He mocks my projects with such comments as who would want hand knitted socks, they would be bumpy and ugly and uncomfortable. Again even the ones in the knitting store by professional. Yes he is an ASS. But he is my ass....
On the positive, the hat and washcloth were very well received by my friend Yvette and the shower guests so I felt very happy!!!
Friday, January 25, 2008
I knitted YES knitted my first sock. I did it on DPN and it was not as hard as I thought it to be. For my first pair I did not use the lovely sock yarn Sharon my swap partner gave but instead some cheap (er) worsted weight encore that was easy to work worth and gave quick results. Besides the little redhead claimed my first pair for her and love her I do but I am not using beautiful sock yarn stash on 5yo growing feet!
It turned out well, now it is not perfect as it is the first, but it went SOOOO quick I can not believe it. Kate does have tiny feet for her age, she is 36lbs and 43" wearing only a size91/2 -10(American) shoe size. I do feed her. So the knitting was quick, I used a great and easy to follow pattern: Classic Socks from Yankee Knitter Designs. It has patterns for all sizes from babies to Men's. I made hers in the small size. It also allows for all types yarn and allows you to knit many types of socks besides the plain basic pair I did as my first.
Definitely worth the trip to the yarn B*&** store and the $6.
Question: Are knitting store owners in other countries nicer than here? It is not just where I am in the US, because when I lived in the south I took lessons from the knitting nazi (what I called her) of course she lived 40 years in Canada and was from England?!?!!:? Just curious.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
This is my first fair isle attempt and like I said before a great 1st project it was just interesting enough to make it fun and Not loose your religion!
So, imagine the fun time I had already had taking around my 5 yo and 5 month old in the Walmart...of course I need diapers and of course they have NOW moved all the Hannah Montana junk err stuff to the front of the store making it impossible for a 5 yo girl to miss. So after 20 minutes of no you have 6 billion shirts, you have the video, you got the wig for Christmas, You do NOT need another Hannah purse! We finally made it through the store and were heading out the door and back to the car.
Let me say: I KNOW that putting the baby in the carrier on top is not the best move, but she was locked in....and onto the cart. I told 5yo put your hand on the cart you know people can not see you....
So off we go, yes I look both ways when out of Nowhere this jackass comes flying around the corner through the crosswalk, (now we really were frogger) so as any good Mother I jerked the cart and the 5yo out of the way. As I did this, the car seat came flying off and down went the 5month old(buckled in TG) onto the ground. At this point I lost my mind and of course the jackass never slowed, however a nice lady who saw it all jumped out to help us and got me back to the car with screaming baby and stunned 5yo in tow.
Baby is screaming with a huge egg developing on her head, I am traumatized, Katie my 5 yo is crying, you know typical day.
So I Head to the doctor, driving of course the speed limit( ya right) when Katie starts screaming about the baby, I turn my head and drive into the median curb destroying my tire. So now I have a crying baby a upset 5 yo, panic mother and blown tire and we still have not gotten to the doctor.
I run next store when I get home on the tire to my neighbor who took one look at me and handed over the car keys and buckled the kids in so I could get to the Doctor.
Happy Ending, Baby fine except the egg bruise, 5yo back at school, car, well after a 1/2 lecture on not panicking my hubby is fixing the tire and getting me a new one.
MORAL: Parking lots are hell on earth and more dangerous than the bathroom for accidents:)
Now that I lived through this maybe knitting socks will seem easy....
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Cass at http://shutupimcounting.wordpress.com/ is havinga contest for post number 444. FYI you have toa nswer some questions and I highly suggest checking out her past posts, it makes for great reading. Oh yeah and give me credit for sending ya...Thanks!
Friday, January 18, 2008
First let me say, I am not that particular and mostly use sponges(for my kitchen get your mind outta the gutter). However, if someone took the time to knit or crochet me a dishcloth, I would NEVER refer to it as a dish rag. I think the term rag implies used up and ready to be used as a household rag to dust or clean the floor:)
A face cloth to me would be softer knit, ie: not knit to scrub, and is used in the shower. I personally call them wash cloths but I think it depends on your location.
When I work I mine I call it what it is going to be used as, ie: I made my daughter a face cloth with a butterfly pattern in pink and then I made a heart designed dish cloth.
Have a Great Weekend!!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
This was a great pattern.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I AM REALLY ANGRY AT PEOPLE WHO THINK IT IS SPORT TO TAKE SOMEONES LIFE FOR FUN!
Yesterday two girls, who attend the school I work at, were shot by some people driving by in a car. Let me say( not that it matters) this did not take place in the center of the "hood" but in an upscale middle to high income area. The young girls are both good students at the school. One was shot in the leg and is doing fine except for the emotional scars she will have forever.
The other is in critical condition after being shot in the head.
I am horrified by this senseless act of needless violence. Do not even get me started on the cultural and other aspects of this event. I am saddened for these families torn apart by this incident.
2. What types of needles do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? 7 or 8 needles round
3. What types of cotton do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? peaches and cream or peaches and cream inexpensive but pretty cotton yarn
Is there any that you've been wanting to try? Patterns with letters socks, & fair isle---that is when I am drunk and think I can do anything
4. What color(s) are your kitchen and bath decorated in (if any)? Kitchen is light green(when we paint it sort of a lighter olive color) Baths are various: pink in the girls and ours is a white color still.
5. What are your favorite colors for yarns? greens, autumn colors, maroons, and pinks
Least favorite? bright orange and limes
6. Do you like Winter, or do you count the days until it ends? Depends on the day...I like the change but hate the early darkness. Of course today it is almost 70(crazy for the midatlantic) and sunny SO I miss spring.
7. What's your favorite way to brighten your day when you're down in the dumps? Take a bath
8. What is your favorite treat to indulge in and when your down in the dumps? A book in the bath(I love my bathtub!)
9. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Cocoa? I love coffee that is not too bitter and all types of tea but green tea. I like the apples and spice and English teas.
10. If you could take a vacation starting tomorrow and go anywhere for one week and money were no object, where would you go and what would you do? That is hard I really want to go to Greece and Australia, but if I had only a week it would be Sydney Australia now because it is summer there. I also want to go on a cruise to the Artic. But yet I hate t o be cold. I know weird. 11. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should be aware of? I am allergic to pines and eucalyptus. I love vanillas and most other scents.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sadness defeat pictures of buying and knitting with number 2 ( I have NONE).
Then through a conversation with my Mom ( read super knitter) I am now able to make the orginal dress. Which I plan on starting after the intended recipent finally stops crying and falls asleep. She is spoiled and I have to hold her sometimes. ( okay a lot and it is my fault).
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Also speaking of contests: The bag lady and the pro are having a contest so be sure to check that site out. I am jealous of her recent trip to Alaska:)
I dropped my camera, it broke! Now for those of you who do not know, I LOVE this camera. I have had it for 3 years and it is my life. I love to take pictures, I take them all the time(as anyone who reads this knows) and now it is not working right.
Let me say in my defense, I have a 5 month old and she and the 5yo were doing something so cute I was in a rush to get the batteries in the camera and take the picture and did not realize the camera was stilled looped around my hand....SO....when I reached down to get the batteries, BOUNCE goes the camera off the tile floor. UGH MFERR*&*^%%, adn *&()*&^!
Now my wonderful husband has gotten it to sorta work but it is not up to par and is probably going to die again soon. In the meantime, I took some photos of the hat I knitted Kennedy and my Ipod cover!
This is Kennedy in her Beanie hat...Pattern from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies.
Yarn...yep you guessed it Cashmerino from Debbbie Bliss courtsey fo my winter swap spoiler Sharon.
This yarn was such a delight to knit with...and the hat was so easy and comae out so nice. I love it and so does Kennedy. Thanks Sharon!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Well this will have to be quick because I am obseesively hanging out on Ravelry trying to learn my Way around there!!!!
If you have not signed up do, it is FABULOUS!!!!!! But addicting...Iwas up past 11PM playing around on it!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Check it out it looks like it will be fun. Registration begins on January11, 2007!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!
Hope you had a great holiday. I am recovering from mine today!